Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: March, 2017

MPP Miller speaks in legislature in support of ‘Bethune’ Chinese high school in Gravenhurst

QUEEN’S PARK — Gravenhurst’s proposed ‘Bethune’ Chinese high school got the public support of the local MPP today. As the province negotiates the final details of the bilingual secondary school to open next year, Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, spoke in support of the Town of Gravenhurst’s proposal to redevelop the lands of the […]

Port Carling restaurant Loondocks wins ‘Distinguished Restaurant of North America’ award

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Port Carling’s Loondocks joins the ranks of some of the most celebrated restaurants in North America. There are only 642 restaurants in the world that hold a Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRōNA) Award — one of the most prestigious awards for fine dining — and Loondocks is now one of […]

Barrie police on the lookout for escaped offender

TORONTO — A Canada-wide warrant for federal offender has police in Barrie on the lookout. The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for breach of his Long Term Supervision Order. Ryan Hamelin is serving the final 1 month and […]

Gravenhurt fire bylaw in effect April 1 to Oct. 31

GRAVENHURST — It may not look like a problem today, but with spring’s arrival and warmer weather ahead, the bylaw and fire departments would like to remind community members in Gravenhurst about burning regulations and safety. As of April 1, daytime burning is prohibited until October 31. In Ward 1, all open air burning is […]

‘Canada’s Bob Seger Experience’ is Old Time Rock and Roll, live on April 1 at Peter’s Players

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Like Deadheads and metal heads, Peter’s Players fans are legendary for their loyalty to the small cinder block concert venue. Peter Heads love the garage bands that home host Peter Swanek brings to his converted rec room in Mo’s old machine shop, now a part of the hottest — and […]

Gravenhurst man charged with pair of break-ins, thefts, including Orillia retirement hom

ALLISTON — A Gravenhurst man was in court Friday for a bail hearing after being charged in a pair a break and enters, including one at a retirement home in Orillia. Provincial police from Orillia and Nottawasaga (Town of New Tecumseth), along with the OPP Street Crime Unit and members from the Orillia OPP arrested […]

21 firearms, 7,000 rounds of ammunition among prohibited weapons seized in drug raid in Bala

BALA — A Bala man was in provincial court today facing numerous drug and firearms charges, including possession of 21 weapons and 7,000 rounds of ammunition. OPP from the Bracebridge detachment, along with the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT), the Muskoka Vice Street Crime Unit and the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a warrant on […]

Clement not surprisingly critical of federal budget that is continuing growth at a cost

Mark Clairmont | An unbalanced federal budget short on new spending and long on “innovation” and more growth at a cost to future generations of Canadians has the local MP here calling for tax cuts. According to Tony Clement, the Liberal government put forward a no plan to shrink bloated deficits, spark job creation […]

Weekend break-in at Deerhurst nets thieves more than a dozen computers, electronics

HUNTSVILLE — A break-in at Deerhurst Resort has led to a large-scale theft of more than a dozen computers, iPads, tablets, cameras, a TV and portable communication devices. Provincial police say that on Sunday March 19, 2017, OPP at Huntsville got a call about the break-in that occurred in the main building at Deerhurst Resort, […]

Miller helps continue push for all municipalities to get share of gas tax

QUEEN’S PARK — MPP Norm Miller is once again helping push for a private member’s bill that for the 12th time will attempt to ensure that every municipality will get a share of the gas tax that every driver in the province pays for. Miller says in a release Tuesday that in February fellow Tory John Yakabuski, […]

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